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New Amsterdam: FOX Cancels Immortal Show

New AmsterdamFOX has decided to cut short the run of New Amsterdam, the dramatic TV show about an immortal cop from the Big Apple.

The series has had a rough ride at the network. Amsterdam was initially scheduled for Fall 2007 but was pushed back to mid-season. On top of that, FOX cut its episode order from 13 to eight episodes.

On the positive side, the series was scheduled for an unpopular Friday night timeslot but was ultimately given a shot on Monday nights.

Amsterdam’s season average of 8.34 million weekly viewers isn’t great but it certainly outperformed and outlasted Canterbury’s Law.

Though FOX considered continuing the story of John Amsterdam (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for another year, the network ultimately decided his story had come to an end. Still, Amsterdam executive producer David Manson hopes that the series will live on and find a new home on another network. Will that happen? Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 12:03 am

If a show must be canceled, the network should at least wrap up the storyline. Canceling shows before completing the story line has caused me to not want to watch new shows.


Jayneraven January 9, 2011 at 12:05 am

Of course they cancelled an intellectual show why bother getting invested with theses great shows. Keep dumbing it down and go with the reality shows. That’s why I watch USA network .


Fifi December 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I just watched the whole season on Loved it! I have been a fan of the actor who plays Omar for a while and I really wish they had continued the series.


Steve Carulo August 26, 2010 at 1:13 am

Miss this show! Great premise, great actors! Beats forcing to watch crap tv like American Idol or junky reality TV.. Bring back this show after Fringe great combo!!


marco June 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Years later and i still miss this show.


ksnow January 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

Everyone that I have talked to that had watched this show absolutely loved it and is still talking about the disappointment of it’s cancellation. It certainly did have everything. The John Amsterdam character was wonderful in this role. I especially loved the time travel aspect. It was so very well done it was easy to accept. I hope another channel picks this up. Perhaps USA? They have great shows already and it would fit right in their schedule.


Joshua Arbuckle of Rice lake Wisconsin November 29, 2009 at 11:09 pm

bring back this Show
I wanted too see this Show from the very begining
but i only saw one add for it and forgot the slot
that ad was like a month ahead of time
and then nothing
this was Can befoe i seen the first Ep
Fire who ever pushed the butten i could do a better job man…
and i can’t spell ether
i got my mom wanting to see it
my brothers and sisters besides jen my older sis, we disouned her lol
but anyway like i said
you did it too Termanator the sara connor cron
and you did it again
i watch Term at least 100 times
i wanted more and “fox ex slips and pushed the buten”
O well lets make more stupid shows no one likes but endures just too have something to do
how about this instead of cancling them get anothr channle for the new ones
like Fox2 TV
for the newer ones
or better yet contact all the toher people and tell then too sell you the doctor shows and put them on
and lame azz TV
channle 80 because only old people want too know how this guy who died , died i dont care
i want too see gun shots and fist fights
with randomly used roctet launchers and land mines or futuristic weapons that shoot bombs or something
or better yet
cancle that crap man
shi gives me nightmeres i had to watch it ever dam day as a kid


mike October 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

This was a good series that I looked forward to watching every week. Yet another example of a series not in a cookie cutter mold that was interesting and intelligent, and not allowed to develop an audience.


Rusty October 23, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Another great show bites the dust! What a shame. I know, it’s about how many people watch it, but if you curse it from the beginning by scheduling it in the worst time slots, what do you expect? How many inane night-time doctor soaps do we have to endure?—or as I do, find something else to do. Of all the cop shows on TV, this one is unique, thoughtful, entertaining, and creatively complicated. (Maybe too intelligent for the masses?) Talk about depth. Unlike the preachy, agenda-driven Law&Order and its clones, N. Amsterdam found a way to include life, love, race, family, alcoholism, etc. in a very natural way that wasn’t ever in your face. There are so many places New Amsterdam could take us, but alas . . .


Marie October 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

Just finished watching the last of these episodes. Loved it and can’t believe it got cancelled when these boring “Doctor” shows continue to pollute nighttime TV, i.e. Grays, Bones — I mean how many times are you going to try to cure these doctors?? New Amsterdam is a 2 in 1. You see the crime get solved and at the same time are connected to another era. Would be great if it was brought back.


BOB October 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

New Amsterdam was a great show put it back on the air!


Paul September 18, 2009 at 12:32 am

This show had a Highlander / Forever Knight type of story line to it. I though it was an amazing show. I hope they bring it back, or that they find a new home for this as well as Mental! It really sucks when they put something really great in a poor time slot or don’t advertise it enough. Then cancle it just as it gains a following. KILL GLEE, that stupid show has gotten soooo much hype its not even funny and it SUCKS!!!!


Will September 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm

This show in my opinion was outstanding. I hope that another network wises up to the true potential of this spectacular show. The story hasn’t even come close to an ending!!! Ihope to see new episodes in thenear future.


William July 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

Once again Fox network has put their finger on the cancel button, and took off a very good show. New Amsterdam, though it had trouble finding the right time slot, was indeed a very good show. Fox does it again (Missed by a mile).


Jacqueline May 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Very late comment. I completely agree with the many who considered it a really good series. I just happened to be watching the end of the last episode which still lives today at the end of one of my videotapes, and thought I go online to see whether any explanation had been offered. Not really there…just some other souls who felt the loss, as did I.


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